Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum (1956)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 40 mins

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This Classic Drama film directed by TP Sundaram, starring MG Ramachandran and MN Rajam in lead roles, is about Ali baba who learns a code to a cave filled with wealth and uses the wealth to help poor people. However his deed is obstructed by his own greedy brother and the forty dacoits who manage the cave.
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Cast: Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, MG Ramachandran, MN Rajam

Crew: TP Sundaram (Director), Susarla Dakshinamurthi (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 14 Jan 1956 (India)

Tamil Name: அலிபாபாவும் 40 திருடர்களும்

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Did you know? There was an earlier version of this film in 1941, with the same title. It featured N. S. Krishnan as Alibaba. Read More
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as Ali Baba
as Bulbul
as Dowlath
as Gulam
as Amir Kasim Khan, the greedy elder brother of Ali Baba
as Ayisha/Alibaba's Sister
as Abu Hussain, the leader of forty dacoits
as Dancer

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
03:04
02 
02:53
Music Director: Susarla Dakshinamurthi
Lyricist: A Maruthakasi
Playback Singer: SC Krishnan, Jikki
03 
03:04
04 
03:34
Music Director: Susarla Dakshinamurthi
Lyricist: A Maruthakasi
Playback Singer: K Jamuna Rani
05 
02:40
06 
02:47
07 
04:19
Music Director: Susarla Dakshinamurthi
Lyricist: A Maruthakasi
Playback Singer: Jikki
08 
03:25
09 
03:56
Music Director: Susarla Dakshinamurthi
Lyricist: A Maruthakasi
Playback Singer: Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Trivia:
Waheeda Rehman, who would later become a leading actress in Hindi cinema, made her debut in this film as a dancer, appearing in the club music number Salam Babu.

There was an earlier version of this film in 1941, with the same title. It featured N. S. Krishnan as Alibaba.

The first full-length Tamil-language color film.